Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 22,000
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $157.39 (4/17/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1871 S $2.5 MS obverse 1871 S $2.5 MS reverse


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1871 S $2.5 MS
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Base $ 270 280 315 360 400 400 525 625 925 1325 2400 2800 3500 4900 8800 19000 - - - - -
$ 440 575 685 1025 1550 2650 3100 3800 5400 9800 21000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 192
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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10/22/1993 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Baltimore Bullet #109, 109/Lot# 505 $3,410.00
9/24/1999 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1999 September Long Beach Sale #212, 212/Lot# 6685 $2,990.00
6/2/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 June Long Beach Signature Auction #376, 376/Lot# 7580 $20,125.00
1/15/2006 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2145, 2145/Lot# 1754 $504.00
12/13/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 203, 209/Lot# 5992 $690.00
4/28/2010 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 3481 $2,300.00
7/26/2012 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 12225 $6,462.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base36039242946350266310441333169418962161231924642699332446696007959313903204693058231723
37040444047655579011401453176119842213236725422907377251157202110291609123840309620
0000001140145317611984221323672542290737725115720211029160912384000
0000001236157318282072226624152620311542205561839712466182802721100
1871 S $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5275706156928319741044111017702094249427212732298034824686631766747046743378368255
5415856407388789971066133018782227256927242814314738835229643667987175756779750
0000001066133018782227256927242814314738835229643667987175756700
0000001088155019862360264527282897331442845773655569227304770100
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